3 Things To Consider When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Destin Home03/23/2016Eric Ramsey Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Destin area sliding barn doors are an elegant element to add. But what are some design tips to get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that matches your style? Here are 3 things to consider when selecting barn doors. 1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room The Bathroom. Think sliding barn doors don’t work in the bathroom? Think again. With the right hardware, they look stunning and provide privacy. And if you have little ones learning to use the bathroom, they’ll find it easy to slide these doors open and closed. Barn doors make potty training fun for them! Because of how the track is installed, your barn door slides closed, but might not create a tight seal over the opening. The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that goes with your living room décor. The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that bring privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself innately adds coziness to the bedroom. The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry faces the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to grab your Bosch stand mixer. And glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. 2. New Uses for Barn Doors We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted over a doorway. In rooms where it’s easier to slide a door across the wall than swing it out, barn doors are a space saver. And with the sliding barn door being the attention grabber when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you select one that goes with the the room’s furniture. You can also use sliding barn doors as a window treatment. And our specialists will make the barn door panels to fit the size of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that it’s easy to match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room! Barn doors also make great substitutes for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can glide comfortably - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe. Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when it’s off. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. And the tracks are meticulously positioned to account for the screen’s depth. 3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available? Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to match your décor. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style selections that Floridians purchased. Classic Sliding Barn Door. Top-mount Modern hardware. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint. Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain. Modern Sliding Barn Door. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware. Three-panel barn door. Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? Go to the sliding barn doors page. Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Hire A Pro Or Do It Yourself? Mounting sliding barn doors includes measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and putting together all the components perfectly for the panels to glide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert in the Destin area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.